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Things are going to calm down a bit, but probably won’t go to sleep altogether as we continue in a pretty active El Niño pattern. For the short term, the latest storm system will pass through, trailed by a very weak impulse that could give an isolated valley snow shower and more frequent snow showers in the mountains on Thursday. Friday looks to be fairly quiet and cool before the next storm system comes through Saturday. The latest model runs are more optimistic that the Saturday storm will hold together and come through our area instead of splitting to the south.

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Conor asked: “I live in SW RENO and notice that today’s snowfall consists of continuous small fine snowflakes. I checked the DRI website and they state that cloud seeding is ongoing at Echo Summit. Is this fine grained snow characteristic of cloud seeding?”

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I doubt it. Cloud seeding really doesn’t change the inherent characteristics of the snowflakes. Those are going to be determined more by the humidity and temperature profiles of the air layers the snowflakes form and fall through. I’m pretty sure they were also seeding the clouds Tuesday when we had the big wet floppy snowflakes coming down.

 

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